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Nigerian children brutalised by Boko Haram violence

JOHANNESBURG, May 5 – Children in north-east Nigeria continue to be brutalised as a result of Boko Haram’s insurgency in the region and the ensuing conflict, a first-of-its-kind United Nations report has concluded. “With tactics including widespread recruitment and use, abductions, sexual violence, attacks on schools and the increasing use of children in so-called ‘suicide’ […]

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President Zuma hopeful WEF will come up with youth empowerment solutions

DURBAN – South African President Jacob Zuma is hopeful delegates will profer solutions to the prevailing challenges of infrastructure development and youth empowerment during the World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa starting in Durban on Wednesday. The summit is scheduled for the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre under the theme “Achieving Inclusive Growth: Responsive […]

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Somali children vaccinated against measles

JOHANNESBURG, April 26 – Almost 30,000 young Somali children, many of them displaced by a searing drought, are being vaccinated against measles this week in a United Nations-backed emergency campaign in one of the country’s hardest-hit towns. “Among vaccine-preventable diseases, none is more deadly than measles,” said UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Country Representative Steven Lauwerier […]